Essential Digital Skills Level 1
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Essential Digital Skills Level 1 at a glance

  • 99-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 7 hours and 55 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

The ProTrainings Essential Digital Skills Level 1 is for individuals who wish to strengthen their IT skills for life and skills for work, perhaps building their IT skills in their early years of employment/training or undergoing induction, where IT plays a part. Although it could support more established workers who have had limited experience of using information technology before. The qualification is designed to meet the requirements of the EDS’ frameworks and is designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet. The qualification also provides an opportunity for learners to utilise information technology to support progression in a range of vocational sectors. This qualification is not regulated however if you require the regulated qualification please contact us and we can get someone to contact you.

What does this qualification cover? 

All the content of the qualification relates directly to the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to support adults to begin to access information technology has had no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet. The qualification is divided into six sections:

• 1 Using Devices and Handling Information 

• 2 Creating and Editing 

• 3 Communicating 

• 4 Transacting 

• 5 Being Safe and Responsible Online 

Who could take this qualification? 

This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to strengthen their IT skills for life and skills for work, perhaps building their IT skills in their early years of employment/training or undergoing induction. 

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Individuals
  • Schools
  • Colleges 
  • Business
  • Youth groups

This course comes with 10.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 7 hours and 55 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • 1 Using Devices and Handling Information
  • 2 Creating and Editing
  • 3 Communicating
  • 4 Transacting
  • 5 Being Safe and Responsible Online 
  • Essential Digital Skills - Handouts and Reading Lists
  • Essential Digital Skills - Student Workbook
  • ProTrainings Essential Digital Skills - Home Workbook (PDF version)
  • ProTrainings Essential Digital Skills - Home Workbook (word version)
What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

Can I take this course virtually online with a real instructor?

Yes, this course can be taken virtually. The course is taught thought our virtual learning platform and a Zoom link.  The course is taught by a real instructor online and you can interact with the instructor, ask questions just like a face to face lesson but without the travelling. Testing is carried out using our interactive online tests and you receive the same certificate at the end as you would with a face to face lesson. Contact us for more information and to see if this is available for you.

Are your courses Endorsed?

Yes, all ProTrainings courses are Endorsed by TQUK in addition to other approvals and endorsements to give you a quality compliant qualification for your courses whatever delivery method you take.

Why do I need accredited training courses?

Whether you are employed, running a business or taking training for other reasons, you need to ensure the course is trustworthy and will pass due diligence checks.  Taking courses that are accredited gives you peace of mind of the quality, compliance and that your certificate will be accepted. Choosing ISO companies to ensure they are externally verified.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class course locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Can I complete the essential digital skills 100% online?

Yes, you can complete the essential digital skills course 100% online but if you want the full regulated qualification you will need to complete additional training and pass a digital test with the Awarding Organisation. If you do want to gain the full qualification, please contact us as we can offer this to you or your organisation,

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